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(1984) the voyage is really a reworking of the myth of the Return of Odysseus according to a myth which preceded Homer. Similar to Dante's version, there is a pre-Homeric version that Odysseus set sail again after reaching Ithaca. So the film becomes more a leaving than a homecoming. I have a soft spot for the ancient writings. There really is nothing new. We are all just ...
Former student at L'IDHEC (La FEMIS). He had to leave after only 1 year because of aesthetic disagreements with his teachers, who didn't support his interest in shooting sequences in one long take. Ironically, he later became famous for exactly this style of filmmaking.
Often shoots with rainy, wintry and moody weather in provincial Greece